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STATE

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A historic moment in our rich and long history! We are proud to introduce our new season – STATE. This season’s debut will present a contemporary showcase in the Heath Ledger Theatre at the State Theatre of WA. Bringing together a dynamic collection of breathtaking works, experience a new state of mind at WA’s home of contemporary dance.

The dancers of West Australian Ballet in Air and Other Invisible Forces. Photo by Sergey Pevnev.

Featured Works

Air and Other Invisible Forces

A dramatic and powerful work by Graeme Murphy, one of Australia’s greatest choreographers. Journeys with unknown endings, gods who dwell in the everyday, doors that open onto nothingness, chance encounters that change everything and consequently everything before... These are the intangibles that propel this incredible work.

New Creation

Helpmann Award nominee Melanie Lane is a Javanese-Australian performer and choreographer who has worked extensively throughout Australia, Asia and Europe. Joining forces with electronic musician CLARK, who will create original music for this performance, Lane will set the stage alight with a new work made especially for this season.

GAINSBOURG

Sleek misfits. A smokey French bistro. Serge Gainsbourg. WAB dancer and choreographer Adam Alzaim serves us a new work in his signature style of astute physical humour. GAINSBOURG is a West Australian Ballet original work not to be missed.

Creatives

Air and Other Invisible Forces

Choreographer: Graeme Murphy

Creative Associate: Janet Vernon

Staging Directors: Bradley Chatfield & Catherine Goss

Set Designer: Gerard Manion

Costume Designer: Akira Isogawa

Lighting Designer: Damien Cooper

Composer: Giya Kancheli

New Creation

Choreographer: Melanie Lane

Costume Designer: Akira Isogawa

Lighting Designer: Michael Rippon

Composer: Chris Clark

GAINSBOURG

Choreographer & Costumer Designer: Adam Alzaim

Lighting Designer: Michael Rippon

Composer & Music: Serge Gainsbourg


Venue

Heath Ledger Theatre

174-176 William St,

Perth WA 6000

State Theatre Centre of WA

How to Book


Book as part of a Season Package

  • To book your Season Package over the phone, please call: (08) 9214 0707 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)
  • To book your Season Package in person, please visit West Australian Ballet, 134 Whatley Cres, Maylands (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)

Book tickets

  • To book over the phone, please call: (08) 6212 9292 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
  • For Group Bookings call: (08) 6212 9291 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
  • For Accessible Seating bookings call: (08) 6212 9292 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
  • To book in person, please visit:

His Majesty’s Theatre

State Theatre Centre of WA

Subiaco Arts Centre


As One: Ballet at the Quarry

Feel something unexpected.

Love STATE?

Then you'll love this unique combination of ballet and contemporary dance while dining amongst a canopy of stars at the Quarry Amphitheatre. Book these two shows together in a Season Package and save!

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GENESIS

Feel inspired by passion.

Love STATE?

Then you'll love our mini-season of short works choreographed and performed by the WAB dancers. Book these two shows together in a Season Package and save!

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